February 27, 2004

Women's Hoops Gears Up For Key Ivy Weekend At Dartmouth and Harvard

Feb. 27, 2004

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Tonight's meeting will be the 54th meeting between the Bears and the Big Green. Dartmouth holds a 17-36 advantage in the all-time series. The Bears won the first meeting of the season, 78-68, on Valentine's Day. After grabbing an early 15-13 advantage the Bears never surrendered the lead, going a head by as many as 20 points later in the match. Junior Holly Robertson scored 20 points to lead four players in double-figures for the Bears. Senior Nyema Mitchell added 18 while sophomores Sarah Hayes and Colleen Kelly knocked in 15 apiece.

The two split the season series last year with Dartmouth picking up a 74-68 win at home and Brown taking a 64-52 win at the Pitz to earn a share of second place in the league.

Tomorrow's game will be the 56th meeting between Brown and Harvard with the all-time series standing at 27-28 as the Crimson came away with a 70-64 victory in Providence on 2/13. The Bears held the lead, including an eight point advantage at the half, for a good portion of the game but the Crimson caught fire in the final 15 minutes to steal the victory in front of a record crowd of 1,989. Senior Nyema Mitchell tied her career-high with 26 points on 11-13 shooting. Sarah Hayes chipped in with 15 points while Holly Robertson added 12.

Harvard, the two-time defending Ivy League Champion, has swept the season series the past two seasons. Brown's last win came during the 2000-01 season.

Brown is coming off a huge weekend as it beat Penn, who was undefeated in Ivy play going into the match, and Princeton, for its first weekend sweep of the season. The Bears held the lead almost the entire way in both games as they won by ten, 85-75, over the Quakers and by 20, 59-39, over the Tigers. Brown's 85 points were a season-high while the 39 points it allowed Princeton was a season-best on the defensive end.

Senior Nyema Mitchell poured in 25 points on 11-18 shooting in the Penn game. Senior Tanara Golston, the Ivy League Player of the Week, added 17 points and eight assists. Against the Tigers, Golston led Brown with 15 points and another eight assists. Junior Holly Robertson added 11 points and seven rebounds as Brown out-rebounded Princeton 41-24